Donald A. Chapman, 85, Henderson, passed away at
2:17 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, An educator for 43 years, Don retired from Henderson Community College where he taught
for 27 years. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Elizabeth "Betsy" Chapman.
Assistant basketball and football coach at
Barret from 1952 through 1955 & at the newly constructed City High from 1956 and 1957.
Head basketball and baseball coach at Henderson
City High from 1957 through 1959.
Head coach at Fort Knox High School
Principal at Henderson County High School
in 1970 -71.
Guidance counselor at the Henderson Community
This native New Yorker, Don Chapman graduated
from Western Kentucky in 1952, and was a punter on the Hilltopper football team. Don Chapman, was the perfect assistant
coach with T. L. Plain's style of basketball. Don replaced Coach Plain when T. L. left for Vincennes. He remained at the helm
for 1 1/2 years.
Don resided in Henderson until his death, and
was married to Betsy (Royster).
Assistant Coach Don Chapman
Barret Manual High 1954-55
Henderson City High Coach 1955-1956.
Ass't Coach of state 3rd place Barret High School
Ass't Coach of state 2nd place Henderson City High
Head Coach: Barret Manual
Training High School, 1952, 1953, 1954.
Head Coach: Henderson City High School, 1955-1959.
Kentucky State Football
Champions 1955 & 1959.
Head coach: Murray State University,
Assistant basketball coach: Barret Manual Training
Assistant basketball coach:
Henderson City High School, 1956-1959.
A four-sport high school star at Barret in the mid-1940's,
Shelton went on to earn four football letters at the University of Louisville under former Barret coach Frank Camp. Shelton
would return to Barret in 1952 as football coach, where he posted a career record of 45-24-5.
His 1955 Henderson City High team was 10-0 and won
the mythical state championship. His 1959 team finished 12-0 and captured the first-ever Class AA state championship. Shelton
later was head coach at Murray State. Through the 1959 football season, Don Shelton was the only KHSAA coach to have
two undefeated seasons.
Shelton & his wife Judy were residing in
Covington KY. relocated to Ocala, FL in 2009.
On a sad note, Coach Don Shelton passed
away Oct. 4, 2011, at the age of 83 in Ocala, Fl.
Coach Chester Montgomery coached the Flash basketball &
baseball teams from the 1960-61 into the 1962-63 season when he resigned in midseason of the basketball season to scout for
the Pittsburgh Pirates. His best season was the 1961-62 season leading the Flash basletball squad to a very respectible 20-7
This web-site is dedicated to the Barret
Henderson City High Sports teams from
Especially the Henderson City High 1955-56 sports
that had so many great gifted student/athletes.
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An alumni of Henderson City High School stated to me:
"Once a Flashman, always a Flashman".
Truer words have never been spoken.
Many thanks to the people listed below for their contributions.
Adams (HHS '59),
Elaine Benson (HNHS: '59),
Pascal Benson (HHS '56)
Don Gish (BMTHS '55),
Glenda Alexander Guess (HHS '57),
Shirley Hagan (HHS '56),
Billy Haynes (HHS '59),
Keach Nolan (HHS '56),
Dr. Fred Schuette (HHS '56),
Sammy Joe Shelton (HHS '56),
Bud Bayard Walters (HHS '59),
Coach T. L. Plain
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